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Tax bungles

PROCESSING errors of self-assessed tax returns by the Inland Revenue have led to pounds 2.8m being repaid to members of the public in 1998/99, Dawn Primarolo, the Paymaster-General, announced.

IT protected

THE MINISTRY of Defence's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency has been commissioned by the Government to protect computers in Whitehall departments from the threat of electronic attack by hackers, Lord Williams, the Home Office minister, said.

Better buses

SPECIAL FUNDS to boost rural transport in England have led to the creation of 550 bus services and improved 740 bus routes, the Transport Minister Dr John Reid said.

Today's Agenda


Foreign Office questions

Finance Bill, second reading

Short debate on advice and support for road accident victims, Lords


House of Lords Bill, committee

Debate on call for moves to alleviate tension between India and Pakistan